2nd cycle: Thanos  Murray-Velloudios (1895-1992)


 "1916-2016. 100th Dadanniversary-100 years  of  DADA"

Curator:  Demosthenes Agrafiotis

         Opening: January 12, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

 Duration: from January 12 to January 29, 2016

   Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 14:00 to 19:00

  Participating artists: Antonis Vathis, Dimitra Dimopoulou, Eleni Zervou, Konstantina Krigou,Christina  Linaris- Coridou , Loukas Loukidis ,AntonisDagadakis,Yannis Spiliopoulos, Demosthenes Agrafiotis.

 Drawings of costume, according to the sketch of Thanos Murray- Velloudios: Konstantina Krigou

 Costume realization: Georges Tsompanaki

 Assistant : Konstantina Krigou

 Traditional hat and tights, "Tzamalas"

 Thanks to: Natalia Mela, Ismini Kapantai.

 The cape was given to T .Murray- Velloudios by Greeks  in Proussa (Asia Minor-beginning of 20's), and is offered by Ms. Kapantai]

Curator: Demosthenes Agrafiotis, poet and artist intermedia

Assistant curator : Juliette Perrin-Renoud

 From 12 to 29 January 2016 to Beton7, an exhibition dedicated to Thanos Murray-Velloudios  for the second consecutive year.

The impact and potential influence of artists demonstrate the importance and value of their work. It is legitimate to question this impact in the case of Thanos Murray Velloudios (T.M-V) . More precisely, it is almost urgent to explore  how contemporary artists, which act in different artistic fields, carry out projects on behalf of T.M-V or "Fantasiometry".

 It is also necessary to re-discover the spirit and gesture of the artist (T.M-V), through the works of living artists, as during the first cycle dedicated to Velloudios (January-February 2015, Beton7), the goal was to show historical and aesthetic origins of his work.

 The "resurrection" of the inventor of the Dionysian "Fantasiometry" allowed to formulate (and provide  elements of answer to)  the following question:

   Is this St. Gallian (Switzerland), Dadaist-fafantasiometre and inspired by the spirit of Delphi , a powerful landmark/milestone  in the evolution of the cultural and artistic field for Greece of the 20th century -and perhaps even the 21st century?

  Use of the term "influence" raises several epistemological and pragmatic problems. It is hard work but necessary to accurately determine  its nature and its spectrum in specific cases.The influence could take various forms: conscious / unconscious, continuous / discontinuous, in the name of knowledge misunderstanding, conception / implementation, and in the spirit of the multi-disciplinarity / inter-disciplinarity. Influence can also emerge through group or individual,activities or  institutions as well as works or actions.

 Finally, the influence comes in a space-time predictable or unpredictable as well, it is realized in the form of an apprenticeship or a critical attitude, a deepening, a renewal or finally,a reversal.

 In this second cycle dedicated to T.M-V, is the maximum degree of differentiation that is targeted:expressive fields, trends,streams,ages, issues, practices, and perspectives . The artists of the group show  open a dialogue with the multidisciplinary work of TM-V in a  "fantasiometric" spirit  i.e critically, against any pretentious  claims of seriousness, with all the intensity of imagination and fantasy, thanks the liberating force of irony.

 Demosthenes Agrafiotis, poet and artist intermedia.

 1916-2016. 100th Dadanniversary 100 years of DADA..










































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